Posted on 12/28/2015 8:00 AM By Keith Savino
The wrapping paper has been picked up off of the living room floor. The refrigerator is stuffed with piles of leftovers and next week; everyone is planning on heading back to the gym. The holidays are almost over and all of the new "TOYS", both large and small, are ready for use. But before you fly that drone, hop on that hoverboard or take off on that ATV, some thoughts ....
Inside industry sources are predicting that sales of Drones will have exceeded 400,000 for the 2015 holiday season. According to the New York Daily News, The FAA has reported that they already received more than 45,000 registration requests just two days after applications opened on Dec. 21. The FAA is also predicting 300,000 more by the January 19th, 2016 open registration date. The massive influx is coming from a law requiring all owners to register their flying devices, from drones that weigh about as much as two sticks of butter (.55 lbs.) to a punching bag (55 lbs.).
That is a lot of little novice pilots maneuvering a ...
Posted on 12/7/2015 9:01 AM By Keith Savino
Once the last of the turkey is devoured and the kitchen is cleaned up from the Thanksgiving feast, children’s minds begin to focus on the holidays and TOYS! Lots of toys, piles of toys. What kid does not envision stacks of toys to the ceiling?
As parents, we take their Wish Lists, fight the crowds, comb the aisles of Toys R Us and Target and search for the gifts that they scribbled on their list. We do the best that we can to give them a happy holiday.
Unfortunately, not all toys that kids request, are safe. Although, the Consumer Product Safety Commission had done an admirable job in the last decade strengthening the laws concerning hazardous toys and recalling any toy that is deemed “unsafe.”, there are many toys that are imported from abroad and manufactured in Asia, that still test high for toxic hazards, small parts and poor construction.
Some of Holiday 2015's biggest offenders:
HOVERBOARDS – This is the hottest toy of 2015 and a must for every kid from kinde ...